Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Fine Arts - Industrial Design
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
Post-graduate education commenced in 1982, in affiliation to Social Sciences Institute. Education and research activities continue in the Fine Arts Institute, which was established in the year 1992.
Qualification Awarded
The graduates, that complete the program successfully, get the MA degree.
Specific Admission Requirements
The conditions for application and entrance are defined by related directive articles of Marmara University. Quotas per department, areas of application acceptance and other required documents are declared in exam periods. ALES examination is not required in appliations for Fine Arts Institute. GPA, the effect of written evaluation exam grade and interview/file evaluation grade on success grade is declared in the examination period. Certificates required of foreign students are declared in examination period with senate resolution.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The students who started a related master program at another university and wishes to continue their education at Department of Industrial Product Design can request exemption from courses that they already passed in their previous education. Related administrative council evaluates the situation and decides about the exemption request.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Successful completion of applied and theoretical subjects in the curriculum and successful thesis defense
Profile of The Programme
The concept of design can only be comprehended within the context of aesthetic, technical, economical and social factors. Since all these can be achieved within multidisciplinary approach, they require teamwork and are based on scientific and technical knowledge. The task of developing new technologies and information into rational use for people is impressive and challenging. This makes the industrial product designers to be active with their individuality in forming the future world. To be able to meet these requirements, an education program that can train students in the mentioned context is established. Product Design and Presentation Techniques studios are compulsory in this program. The aim of the program is to evaluate and develop the theories and practices in industrial product design area. To reach this aim, the program makes the student conscious of the unifying characteristic of Industrial Product Design. The students can choose between elective courses, like Design Theory, Design Management, Material Production Techniques, 20th Century Design History. They can complete their master education with a written thesis in areas like methodology, management, user/human factors/ergonomics, education, culture/theory.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates from the Department have the possibility to work in private or public sectors. In addition, as industrial product designers, they can run their own design studios or they serve as consultants for other firms. The graduates widely work in private sectors such as furniture, fair stand, home appliances, jewelry design.
Access to Further Studies
The graduates, having completed their post-graduate education successfully, may apply to Art Qualification program. Quotas and areas of application are declared in the examination period. There is a requirement of foreign language in art qualification program. Foreign students, apart from their native languages, must have scored 60 or a higher grade in English, German Language or French in UDS (Intercollegiate Language Exam) or any examination accepted by the Intercollegiate Board. The success grade in student acceptance is defined by the post-graduate GPA, interview/aptitude test/portfolio examination and written knowledge evaluation examinations. Other required papers and their effects on success grade are declared in the examination period. ALES is not required.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Minimum one midterm examination and one endterm examination is made for every subject, based on semester order. Minimum valid score in endterm examination is 65 over 100. Examination grades in applied subjects are defined over evaluation of homework assignment, research and similar studies, based on the quality of application. The success grade for one subject is calculated over evaluation of midterm examinations' GPA and endterm examinations' GPA together. The effect of endterm examinations on success grade is 60%. The CGPA should be minimum 2.50 for passing any subject.
Graduation Requirements
Students, who have successfully completed elective and obligatory subjects together with credits and seminar subject projected in the curriculum program, and have scored a minimum of 2.50 CGPA, and have succeeded in thesis defense, are qualified for program graduation
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of Program: Assist.Prof. C. Arslan Özbiçer, ECTS Coordinator: Assist.Prof. Ümit Celbiş,, Address: Marmara Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Küçükçamlıca Acıbadem 34660 Kadıköy/İstanbul Tel.: +9 0 216 326 26 67,
The Department of Industrial Product Design has a Model Making Studio, Computer Aided Design Class, Conference Hall and 4 classes. Our students can get get support from our stakeholders like Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK), Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters' Association (İMMİB), Packaging Manufacturers Association in Turkey (ASD), Association of Turkish Furniture Manufacturers (MOSDER) and they can cooperate with Industrial Product Design departments of other universities.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Student will be able to define, model and solve problems related to industrial design.
2 Student will be able to apply technical and aesthetic elements to the design.
3 Student will be able to analyse and design a process in accordance with a defined target.
4 Student will be able to analyse data, interpret the results and apply them to design.
5 Student will be able to use the modern drawing tools and techniques in design applications.
6 Student will be able to make disciplinary and interdisciplinary teamwork.
7 Student will improve ability of acting independently, using initiative and creativity skills.
8 Student will gain lifelong learning behavior.
9 Student will improve oral and written communication skills.
10 Student will improve professional and ethical responsibility.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 EUT711 Industrial Design I Compulsory 4 0 10
2 EUT-S1..5 Elective - 1..5 Elective 10 0 20
Total 14 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 EUT700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 3
2 EUT712 Industrial Design II Compulsory 4 0 7
3 EUT-S6..10 Elective - 6..10 Elective 10 0 20
Total 14 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60